I'm 6 weeks pregnant with my second child (the first being almost 2 years old) and I can't believe it - weaning is happening! I never thought I'd see this day (okay, I thought I would eventually) as he nursed 4-5 times a day until I started to get sore nipples during my pregnancy. I mentioned that my "num-nums" were "owie" and asked that he nurse for a shorter period of time and he has been completely respectful. It's actually a pleasant shock. He spent time asking to touch them (and I allow him to caress them), as he didn't want to nurse from them any more and now just refers to my breasts as "owie num-nums". Every second morning, we still nurse when he wakes up. I can't believe weaning is happening, and I haven't refused my son when he asks to nurse.
I'm happy, as nursing has really made being pregnant even that much more exhausting, but I have mixed emotions too. Guess I'm just giving a shout-out to all those mothers who think they're toddlers will never wean - they will. Weird, what a beautiful and loving adventure it has been these last two years. Guess I'm also looking for support from other moms out there who've been in my shoes. Somehow I thought all the attachment parenting would have to be spoiled by a "fight" to end nursing when I was ready to give it up but he wasn't... but nope, give them time and they will stop.